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The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson

Marsha P. Johnson was a pivotal advocate for trans rights.
Marsha P. Johnson was a pivotal advocate for trans rights.

Transgender people often endure disproportionate violence simply for their gender identity.

Imagine being an out, trans activist … in the 1960s.

Marsha P. Johnson dedicated her life to advocating for LGBT rights. Johnson was a leader in the Stonewall uprising and she helped found the Gay Liberation Front and the one of the world’s first trans-rights organizations, S.T.A.R.

In 1992, Johnson went missing. Her body was later found in the Hudson River, and police thought she had committed suicide. But friends suspected foul play. Now a new documentary explores Johnson’s work and mysterious death.


David France, Filmmaker; his films include “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” and the Oscar-nominated “How To Survive A Plague” @ByDavidFrance

Isa Noyola, Deputy director, Transgender Law Center @muxerisa @TransLawCenter

For more, visit http://the1a.org.

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